Performance means everything
Of all sporting events at the Olympic Games, the Marathon holds a particularly affectionate place in the hearts of the viewing public. In part this is due to it being the only running event that takes place on the roads of the host city and thereby allows a large number of people to see Olympic athletes up close without the need for a ticket. But also it’s an acknowledgment of the huge training effort and endurance feat that go into it. There’s little space for luck – it’s one of the ultimate events where performance is all.
The current Olympic Record for the Men’s Marathon was set at Beijing in 2008 by the Kenyan Samuel Kamau Wanjiru, who complete the 26 mile race in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 32 seconds. Overall, Ethiopia has won gold in the Marathon the most number of times.
At the Olympics, performance is everything – whether it’s on the track or behind the scenes. Success means effort – and sometimes, it exceeds expectations. At the Olympic Games, as Worldwide IT Partner we deliver the IT backbone and provide real time data to billions of fans.
It is an immense challenge managing the flexibility in IT infrastructure that occur in the run-up to the Games and – especially – at the event itself.
The Olympic Games are a perfect fit for cloud due to its size, its global profile, the critical always-on nature, and the huge variation in data peaks. Rio 2016 will be the first Summer Games where some core IT systems will be delivered over the Rio 2016 partners cloud.
But going beyond Rio2016, we will deliver a secure, dedicated, agile cloud infrastructure to meet the scale and intensity the operations demand to support all Olympic Games from 2018 onwards. And by streamlining Olympic Games IT through cloud and virtualization, we’re making a significant contribution towards a greener Games. Which is teamwork on a global scale.Read all stories from the games
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